Marlington Alumni Wins National FFA Award


Marlington alumni, Aaron Tournoux, was named national winner of the Diversified Horticulture - Entrepreneurship Proficiency award at the 77th National FFA Convention which was held on October 27th through the 30th in Louisville, KY.

Proficiency awards recognize FFA members that excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees, or volunteers as they gain hands-on career experience. Diversified Horticulture - Entrepreneurship is one of 49 FFA proficiency award categories offered at local, state, and national levels. Diversified Horticulture - Entrepreneurship program is sponsored by Farmland Insurance Nationwide Agribusiness and Nationwide Foundation, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Aaron Tournoux has seized every opportunity to expand his experience in horticulture and landscape, mowing his relative's lawns and planting their gardens. Tournoux has been able to pay off the machinery he has bought and increase his customer base. He is a member of the Marlington FFA Chapter in Ohio and his advisors are Gary Baker, Tom Herron, John Hippley, Tom Green, and Robin Pusztay. A graduate of Marlington High School, Tournoux plans to study horticulture at Ohio State University.

FFA is a national youth organization of 464,267 student members preparing for leadership careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture with 7,194 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit the FFA homepage for more information.

Updated on December 9, 2004

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